An Irishman's Table Saw Sled

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Project by John Cleary posted 878 days ago 3008 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The sled is 48” x 24” and 1/2in MDF base.
Both front and rear fence’s are 3/4” WBP glued and screwed to a similiar piece, the track runs nice and smooth
and i just mitered some pine to act as a stop with the handle going through it to lock it in place.
Once tested i applied bee’s wax to the runners and base of the sled and it works well.
I must definetly attach a flexy plastic cover directly over the saw blade for extra protection.

-- crumbs make bread--

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#1 posted 878 days ago

Nice sled John, but if it was a true irishmans sled it would have a holder for your Guiness stout ;-)

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 878 days ago

Ay, and shouldn’t it be painted green?! lol

-- Having fun...Eric

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#3 posted 878 days ago

That’s some sled .well done

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#4 posted 878 days ago

Nice sled. I’m impressed with the equipment you have in your attic and the way you use the space available. When I visit friends in Ireland again, I’ll bring you a quart jar of American potcheen.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 878 days ago

I really like the sled!
One question, what track did you use and where did you get it?
I am having trouble getting track.
Is it expensive?

-- To finish something you must first start!

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John Cleary

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#6 posted 878 days ago

Hal, bring the potcheen and your a friend for LIFE!!

Joe it cost £39 from the UK, it came in a pack of 4 tracks 3/4in x 48in which means i have 3 more
tracks to play around with. Great offer from workshop-&-power-tool-accessories/jig-making-tracks-&-fixings/t-track-&-fittings/DK2051/t-track-
It really makes cutting material so much easier.

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#7 posted 877 days ago

Nice sled John, I’ve been meaning to make one for some time now, I think an investment in tracks would be just the spur on I need, thanks for the info.

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